N.p. N.p., 1942. Draft script for the 1942 film. With holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper.
Prior to the United States' entrance into World War II, two Americans cross the Atlantic to join the Royal Air Force, where they raid Nazi bases, encounter romance and tragedy, and learn the importance of international teamwork. With the cooperation of the British Ministry of Information, who provided real aerial combat footage, the film was originally planned as a documentary on real Eagle Squadron pilots, directed by Henry Watt and with an early screenplay written by Ian Dalrymple. Problems during filming, however, as well as the resistance of the pilots themselves led Watt and Dalrymple to resign, and the footage from the earlier project was recycled into the 1942 film.
Set in the UK.
Mustard titled wrappers, rubber-stamped production No. 7010, dated January 24, 1942, with credits for screenwriter Norman Reilly Raine. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. 155 leaves, with last page of text numbered 161. Typescript, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus with some fading to the front and rear wrappers, bound with three gold brads.